The efficiency of the phrase strikes me as interesting and characteristic of how Japanese is used to communicate. These encounters with elegant Japanese have inspired me to want to start a museum. They are all implied. As you might imagine, this phrase followed a request the writer was making in order to de-emphasize the urgency of the request. In that sense, the phrase is doing double duty: It is humble in and of itself by showing respect for my time, and the phrasing itself is respectful.
Behind the Stereotype: “Japanese People Are So Nice and Polite!”
Say Hello in Japanese the Right Way – JapaneseUp
I can remember it clearly, the day started out like any other as I ran to school with my randoseru leather knapsack for school in tow and sat through a couple of hours of social studies and science. My classmates and I ate lunch in the classroom and afterward we had to clean up. As I said it, I heard a chuckle from behind. I looked back to see my teacher watching me. I was confused.
Japanese that's so beautiful it belongs in a museum
Japan seems to be shrouded in stereotypes like no other country. As someone born and raised in Japan, I will try my best to share an inside perspective on the common stereotypes that people have about my home country. One of them is that Japanese people are incredibly nice and polite.
From different fashion subcultures through the years to youth humor to cultural behavior to media to music , Japan is a place really into the idea of cuteness being a part of everything. There must be a reason why cute culture is so important to Japan when compared to, say, American culture. Historically, it is believed that cute culture emerged in Japan around the seventies or so.